God calls you and me to flourish with him supernaturally. He calls us to become like him and gives us the grace to make it happen. But he wants us to cooperate and respond to this grace in freedom. How will we respond to his gift of grace.
Jesus calls us to find our deepest identity from our relationship with Him, rather than in comparison with others which leads to envy.
The infant Jesus lying in the manger reveals God. When he smiles, God smiles. When he cries, God cries. When he grasps the finger of Mary or Joseph or a shepherd, it is God grasping the human hand. The delightful and defenseless infant Jesus gently demands something from us. The child of Bethlehem gently invites us to love him…and responding to that invitation love means changing our lives.
Last summer, I was with my Godson’s family. We were all swimming in their pool. The 5-year-old brother of my Godson had just become good enough at swimming to make it across their pool unassisted and he absolutely loved showing me how he could do it without help. It was amazing to see his growth …
When we know that the goal of our life is heaven (i.e., an ever-deepening communion with the Trinity), this will mold all the choices we make through hope and courage.
We Catholics have confronted many evil realities in the past year. What should be our response to evil as Christians? Confronting great evil demands great saints. God is calling you and I to be a part of the solution to this scandal through prayer, holiness of life, and the proclamation of the Gospel. Through our and prayer holiness, which are his gifts to us, may many come to know Christ, so that when the Son of Man comes, he indeed will find faith on earth.
We hunger to have the good forever. The only enduring good is God. To cling to him we have seek and think about what is above. At the same time we must put to death our disordered attachments and stop lying so we can truly see things as they are. Tenemos hambre de tener el …